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"Plus, it never throws a charge light. It either hits the mark or goes 1-3 tenths over."
Try taking a manual trickler apart to get the tube. (An RCBS manual trickler tube fits perfectly) Then stick that tube in the chargemaster tube. I used to get 1 in three or more over weight. I've probably thrown away 10 charges (out of a couple of thousands) since the modification. I was about to send mine back before I heard of that one. It takes a bit longer, but it throws exact charges. (Well, to the error of the scale--the scale reads exactly what it's programed for.) It is a hair slower, but you'll no longer have to dump overweight charges.
Huh... guess I posted a similar comment way back when. Oh well, I really like mine. Sorry for the repetition.
Kevin, 2400 is *not* a ball (spherical) powder; it's sliced (flake) like Unique or Bullseye.
Not the can that I have. I looked. It's an extremely fine powder, not at all like (for example) Unique.
OK, now I'm disturbed. I'll check it again when I get home.
Kevin, Agreed it's a very fine granule, but it's not made by the same process.
Also, take a look at some with a loupe; it won't look at all like H335 or WW296 under a loupe.
OK, I feel better, then.
I don't want my S&W M25 Mountain Gun to look like this.
Ugh, that 629 makes me wanna cry.
What chambering do you have in your 25, .45ACP or .45 Colt? I've got a 625-6 Mountain Gun in .45 Colt, it's a fine revolver.
I've accidentally mixed powders twice in my 40+ years of handloading; both times I caught it before any ammo was charged, so my loss was mostly to my pride. And a few $$.
I've only mixed powders once, but I caught it immediately.
What reloading press do you use?
I have a Dillon Square Deal-B for .45ACP, and an RL-450 for everything else. I also have a Lee Challenger single-stage press that I took out of service when I bought the 450 that I'm giving serious consideration to putting back on the bench.
You must whistle a lot of Dixie, waiting for that gizmo to throw charges. With my RCBS balance-beam scale, and a baby-feeding spoon to tap powder out of (no trickler, they slow me down), I can throw 100% accurate charges in around 12 seconds. I could try to speed up, but what's the point?
More power to you. I'd rather watch paint dry than do that.
I threw thousands of charges (well, a few thousand) for .357 that way, and I'll never do it again.
I used a .243 case charged with the required powder as a trickler - use a powder measure to throw the charge a grain under, a quick roll of the fingers with the .243 case and the charge is exact.
Quick, cheap and easy!